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CBS
Mar 17, 2011 4:30am EDT
for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. the united states will begin evacuating americans out of japan amid growing concern over the nuclear plant crisis. here's the latest. japanese military helicopters have begun dumping water on the crippled power plant to try to cool overheated nuclear fuel. engineers are trying to install a new power line so they can restore power to the plant's cooling system. a top u.s. nuclear official says he believes radiation levels at the plant are extremely high, and will soon be deadly. the obama administration has urged the evacuation of all americans from a 50-mile radius of the fukushima daiichi plant. now, charter planes will be brought in to help those wanting to leave the country. charlie d'agata is in yoshida, japan, with more on this. good morning, charlie. tell us the latest where you are. >> good morning to you, betty. well, you may be wondering where i am. we've been trying to make our way to the quake zone. the japanese military has taken over all the highways. obviously we're trying to steer clear of the nuclear power plant. we had to cut through the moun
MSNBC
Mar 11, 2011 10:00am EST
that hit japan nine hours ago causing a deadly tsumani that generated a massive wall of water. buildings and homes and anything in its path including people and likely hilling hundreds as we look at the latest. office buildings also rattled to the core and the images residents posted on you tube and twitter. we have that and the latest from the ground in japan and how the military is mobilizing to help. more pictures coming in that are absolutely unbelievable. they tell the entire story. look at this water. we had to show you once again, it's creating something that looks like a giant whirlpool. this swirling vortex almost looks fake. this boat looks like a toy. maybe 500 feet wide. check out the explosion. you are watching a natural gas storage tank burning. thousands of cubic meters of gas exploding looking like a fireball. the flame were reported to be 100 feet high. thousands of people are on the streets in tokyo. trains aren't running. no public transportation. it is nightfall and people are stranded. this is what they were doing, wondering where to go next, stuck in tokyo. hundreds
MSNBC
Mar 11, 2011 5:30am EST
that struck japan which is higher than some pacific islands and could rush right over them. first waves are expected to hit hawaii at 8:00 a.m. eastern time this morning. that's 8:00 eastern, 3:00 a.m. local time. there have been evacuations from coastal areas. civil defense sirens sounded at about 10:00 p.m. local time across hawaii. fires triggered by the earthquake in japan, also burning out of control. just incredible pictures here up and down the coast, including one at an oil refinery according to the country's prime minister, there is, quote, major damage in northeastern japan, but nuclear power facilities in the area were not damaged we're told and there has been no radiation leakage. this is video of when the earthquake hit. truck struck at 2:46 p.m. local time. followed by 12 powerful of taker shocks oig, seven of them measures at least 6.3. that is the size of the earthquake that struck new zealand just last month.that is earthquake that struck new zealand just last month.measure. that is the size of the earthquake that stck new zealand just last month. sean ibara joining us.
MSNBC
Mar 18, 2011 10:00am EDT
in this story. >>> that frantic battle to contain a nuclear situation growing more serious by the moment. japan is asking the u.s. for help and a very, very small particle of radiation has reached the united states. japan just raised the level of this nuclear incident from a 4 to a 5, although other experts had already pegged it at a 6 on the scale of 7. nuclear experts have been saying for days, japan is underplaying this crisis. here are the official numbers. 6,539 people are dead. of course that number has been climbing steadily. right now, another 10,354 people still missing. as japan struggles to deal with the aftermath of this disaster, 410,000 people are living in shelters or with friends because they have no homes to go to or had to leave the contamination zone. take a look at this new video. it is the closest look we had at japan's troubled fukushima nuclear complex. it's the reason why many people are leaving. a diplomat just told the associated press that a miniscule levels of radiation have reached california's coast. although he says it's, quote, about a billion times beneath level
ABC
Mar 11, 2011 4:30am EST
across japan after a massive earthquake. one of the largest in years. >> tsunami watches triggered across the pacific, including hawaii and the west coast. we have extended coverage, now, from japan and the u.s. >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us on this very busy news day. a major disaster is unfolding in japan, after a megaearthquake hit overnight. >> now, the quake has triggered a tsunami in the northern part of the country. a 13-foot wall of water, washing away cars, busses, buildings, homes. incredible footage. >> tsunami warnings are posted for most of the pacific, including hawaii, where the coast guard is standing by. a powerful quake was centered around the area of sendai. but it rocked buildings in tokyo, hundreds of miles away. akiko fujita joins us from tokyo this morning. akiko, what is the latest? >> reporter: we are getting new numbers. we now know there are 18 people confirmed dead. that's from our partner out here, nhk. 18 people confirmed dead. and 60 people injured in tokyo alone. keep in mind that tokyo is hours away from the epicenter. 60 people inju
MSNBC
Mar 11, 2011 9:00am EST
for fitting us in. >>> and more on the disaster in japan straight ahead on "the daily rundown" with chuck and savannah, right now. >>> overnight, japan is reeling after the largest earthquake in its recorded history. it now pushes a tsunami across its shores and reports of several hundred are killed as the water sweeps away ships, vehicles, buildings, sparking fires, devastating coastal communities, and even threatening some nuclear plants over there. meanwhile, on this side of the pacific, waves are blanketing things, it's hitting hawaii this past hour and the west coast is now bracing for an impact later this morning. we have live reports. and we're going to hear from fema director right here ondale rundo daily rundown. >> let's get to the rundown. we will start with the breaking news out of japan. a catastrophic 8.9 earthquake in japan today. the largest earthquake in japan's recorded history. the latest death poll, the ap is reporting japanese police saying 200 to 300 bodies have been found in the northeastern coastal area. the quake sent tsunami waves barreling across the pacific, co
MSNBC
Mar 15, 2011 10:00am EDT
on the ground say these are the strongest that they have felt in days. the disaster in japan is reaching new levels escalating to what very likely could become a potential nuclear crisis. radiation from nuclear facilities is spreading after another explosion even japan's prime minister admitted there is a high risk of further leaking, but they insit right now that people should not panic and that the risk to citizens is still, to use their language, very low. some of the saddest images coming out of the town of minami-sanriku where the water poured into a hospital that now looks a lot more like a morgue. a nurse explained the water simply took everyone. 10,000 are feared dead across japan as a result of this the awful disaster. we do want to the focus on some of the hope, as well. five days after the quake and the tsunami, there still are amazing rescues taking place. some of them within the last several hours. today, both a man and woman survivors, and obviously the faces of hope, as well. >>> chris jansing, the host of this program "jansing and company" is in tokyo where she's following th
MSNBC
Mar 15, 2011 6:00am EDT
. "morning joe" starts right now. >> this is an international tragedy and although japan is a highly advanced economy and technologically equipped to rebuild, at this moment of crisis, it's important all of us join together in providing any help and assistance that we can in the days and months to come. >>> good morning. it is tuesday, march 15th. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set here in washington, msnbc political analyst, pat buchanan. also the washington correspondent for bbc world news america, catty kay, and former white house chief of staff of president george w. bush, andy card in the studio with us this morning. >> we will show some of the headlines just to show -- >> big ones. >> what a big story this is. catty, you lived in japan over three years. give us your insight on some images we are seeing. >> i was there for the kobe earthquake that was in 1995. we are all focused on the nuclear crisis. all of those families who have lost somebody, lost parents, you're hearing the japanese talking in muted ways about their loss. but for japanese, who find expressing emotion in public
MSNBC
Mar 11, 2011 6:00am EST
yesterday who is writing about that. >> no doubt about it. first, obviously, the big news out of japan. we why don't we get the latest. >> we are talking about the fifth strongest earthquake on record since 1900. hawaii and other parts of the pacific are bracing for a destructive tsunami triggered by an 8.9 earthquake out of japan. it shows a massive 23-foot wall of watter that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris inland. 32 people have now died in the quake. a figure that is expected to rise. a tsunami warning is now in place for the entire u.s. west coast. that means coastal communities in washington, oregon, california and southern alaska should be on alert and prepared for possible evacuation. a warning is also in place for hawaii, which was struck by a smaller 4.5 earthquake earlier today. now, there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage in hawaii but the state is bracing for the first waves from the tsunami which are expected to hit at 8:00 a.m. eastern time this morning. now, ahead of that, tsunami sirens were sounded and coastal areas are being evacuated. fires
MSNBC
Mar 15, 2011 9:00am EDT
rundown." we will see you tomorrow. >>> and the nuclear crisis in japan worsens following an explosion at a third reactor and a fire in a fourth. high levels of radiation force 140,000 people indoors. could it happen here with a powerful earthquake off the west coast said to be overdue? we will talk to the head of california's emergency management agency. >>> and then there's libya. gadhafi's forces take the last rebel-held town west of tripoli, increasing pressure on the west to intervene. monday, secretary clinton met with opposition leaders. clinton is saturday seth to land in cairo he this hour. andrea mitchell traveling with her it is tuesday, march 15th, the ides of march. savannah is on assignment. the japan crisis weighs on the world market that at the opening bell. and saudi forces have entered bahrain there is a budget vote on capitol hill there is a fight on the right over sarah palin and general david petraeus testifies on afghanistan. that's all happening today. let's get to the run down but begin with japan and the nuclear crisis there a third explosion in four days at th
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2011 10:00am EDT
in that country. stocks continue to teeter, could japan's economy cause the u.s. to stumble? we'll look into that. moments ago, a new after shock described by our msnbc team in tokyo as huge and lasting a long time here, we'll hear from chris jansing on that in a home. the threat of a nuclear catastrophe still surrounds japan and a cloud of fear here. the world is watching closely those nuclear reactors at the fukushima plant. 50 workers were ordered out when things got dicey. now they're going back in at great personal risk to try and figure out how to get a handle on things. fires, explosions, and radiation leaks remain a constant threat. it seems no one can predict how this situation will end. the u.s. army trying to ramp up its humanitarian effort to help the people of japan. more than 10,000 people already listed missing or dead. half a million have been evacuated and the cost of the destruction could top $100 billion. the sato family was lucky enough to survive. but when they were returned to their neighborhood, they found there is nothing left for them, their entire town is destroyed, gone
CNN
Mar 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
in libya. also breaking news on the deteriorating situation in japan. so welcome, once again, to "american morning." it's been a week now since all of this happened. the tsunami, the earthquake, the number of dead in japan continuing to rise as hopes fade of finding any more survivors amid the rubble. in the meantime, the radiation concerns are spreading, as well. crews are now desperately trying to cool down fuel at one nuclear reactor. the number of dead has climbed to 6,500 people. and the search grows more frantic with 10,000 people still missing. >>> turning to fast-moving developments in libya, stopping gadhafi. britain, france, and the u.s. are scrambling to enforce a no-fly zone over libya now that the u.n. security council has authorized all necessary measures. cnn international correspondent nic robertson is live in tripoli. good morning, nic. >> reporter: good morning, christine. well, we've already heard from the deputy foreign minister here who says he doesn't expect immediate air strikes here, but wouldn't say what preparations the army or anyone else in the country may be ta
CNN
Mar 15, 2011 9:00am EDT
and thousands more may still be buried and japan's economy is reeling. overnight the nikkei index has lost 10% of its value. since this time yesterday. explosions, fires, a possible meltdown in several of the reactors. even nuclear experts say this crisis is rapidly descending into unchartered territory. we are joined by stan grant in tokyo. what is going on now, stan? what exactly is the japanese government saying? >> reporter: carol, this takes twists and turns almost by the hour, let alone by the day. let me focus in on two things that occurred today. an explosion in the number two reactor. there are concerns this may have caused some damage to the containment vessel and that is important in the case of a full meltdown because that is the last line of defense in keeping in the nastier radiation inside the plant and not seeping into the atmosphere. a fire then in reactor number four. what appears to have happened in this disabled reactor so much heat generated that a pool of water in which there was spent fuel rods evaporated. the fuel rods according to an trs company here may have ignited
ABC
Mar 18, 2011 4:30am EDT
effort to stop moammar gadhafis crackdown. >>> in japan, one week since the quake and tsunami call on the u.s. for more help. the non-stop battle. >>> japan's newest heroes, firefighters volunteering to fight the nuclear monster. >>> good morning. we begin with breaking news in the middle east. the u.s. and allies are preparing for a military strike against the government of moammar gadhafi. >> it comes after a vote from the u.n. security council to protect civilians at all costs. good morning, emily. >> reporter: good morning to you. for weeks now, the world condemned moammar gadhafi's people. now this puts force behind the words. four decades of moammar gadhafi's rule are challenged with a vote. >> translator: ten votes in favor. zero votes against. >> reporter: the u.n. security council voted a no-fly zone to protect rebels. >> this resolution demands an immediate cease-fire and an end to violence and attacks to civilians. >> reporter: this comes weeks after rebel resis tense. gadhafi said attacks are imminent. he said we are coming. we are looking for the traitors and should ha
ABC
Mar 13, 2011 8:00am EDT
, a nuclear one. partial meltdowns may already be happening at two reactors in japan. four more are at serious risk. nearly 200,000 people are evacuated. there are reports that some people are already sick. the government is planning to hand out special tablets to protect people, especially children, from cancer. >>> now we're getting word that the prime minister is calling this japan's greatest hardship since world war ii. it's a situation that is changing by the second. as we said, the japanese government admits there may be a partial meltdown happening at two reactors at one nuclear facility in the quake zone. they're warning that another explosion similar to yesterday's could be imminent. so far, no reports of massive radiation leaks. the situation remains unstable. people within a 12-mile radius are being evacuated. take a look at this. the photo that says just so much. a small child being scanned for exposure to radiation. that's probably not the only child that will have to go through that. >> absolutely not. has to be scary and confusing for children there. this is an unprecedented man
ABC
Mar 13, 2011 7:00am PDT
for the first time, and we're learning that the death toll in japan could be exponentially higher than initial estimates. in one state alone, they say there could be more than 10,000 dead. christiane amanpour covers it all from the air and from the ground along with our team of reporters caught in the aftershocks. >>> and compounding the natural disaster, a potential nuclear one. partial meltdowns may already be happening at two reactors in japan, and four more are at serious risk this morning. nearly 200,000 people have been evacuated. there are reports that some people are already sick, and now the government is planning to hand out special tablets to protect people, especially children, from cancer. >>> and just now we're getting word that the prime minister of japan is calling this japan's greatest hardship since world war ii. it's a situation that's changing by the second. as we said, the japanese government now admits that there may be partial meltdown happening at two reactors at one nuclear facility in the quake zone, and they are warning that another explosion similar to yesterday's c
MSNBC
Mar 17, 2011 6:00am EDT
. >> i think the events unfolding in japan incidence actually appear to be more serious than three mile island. to what extent we don't really know now. so as their unfolding very rapidly on an hour by hour, day-by-day basis and there are conflicting reports. we don't really know in detail what's happening. >> we're at a moment in time where, obviously, all of us are heartbroken by the images of what the happening in japan. we're reminded of how american leadership is critical to our closest allies even if those allies are economically advanced and powerful, there are moments when we need our help and we're bound together by a common humanity. >> all right. welcome to "morning joe." a live look at times square. it is thursday, march 17th, st. patrick's day, with us on set, pulitzer prize-winning historian, jon meacham, the chairman of deutsch incorporated, donny deutsch and columnist for "the new york times," nicholas kristof. also in washington, msnbc contributor mike barnicle. a lot going on today. japan looking graver and graver by the moment. >> certainly is. it seems, there's been
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2011 8:00pm EDT
. >> the situation appears more bleak by the day. >> dual disaster crippling japan. >> earthquake victims force today move away from the nuclear site as the crisis continues to get worse. >> radiation levels south of the plant spiked to 300 times the normal level today. >> pictures of smoke coming out of one of the reactors. >> new ruptures and fires releasing yet more radiation into the air in northern japan. >> none of us had any traces of radioactivity. when they checked our shoes, they did find. >> good thing or bad thing? >> that's a bad thing. >> inside the plant, those brave workers are still on the job. >> photos show extensive damage at three of four reactors there. >> plant workers in shifts of 50 are back at their posts. >> the fukushima nuclear plant for nearly an hour. >> 45 minutes later said they were allowing workers back. >> they crawl through the lib rinths of equipment in darkness with only their flashlight. >> there's the race to help victims homeless in a cold, japanese winter. >> nbc's lee cowan çmade it ba to tokyo. temperatures have dipped well below freezing, it is snowing
NBC
Mar 14, 2011 9:00am EDT
york, but obviously the situation in japan continues to unfold. now 72 hours after the massive earthquake and tsunami. add to that a component of a nuclear situation that's still very uncertain. let me tell you what we know now. first of all inside studio 1a i'm matt lauer along with al roker and natalie morales. the death toll in japan is expected to exceed 10,000. there are lots -- thousands of people still reported missing. 11 workers have been injured during a second hydrogen explosion today at the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant. and the u.s. military has shifted some of the fleet a little further from shore after some personnel were exposed to a cloud of low level radiation. the state department is warning americans they should avoid travel to japan. that seems like good advice. >>> also ahead the devastating earthquake that hit on friday was the biggest in japan's recorded history, but the aftermath may be worse with the tsunami washing out swaths of coastal civilization. many areas are cut off. no rescue getting in and very little information getting out. >> plus, six n
MSNBC
Mar 14, 2011 9:00am EDT
. >>> overwhelmed. rescuers fight aftershocks as they dig for survivors, but the japan death toll is soaring. millions now are facing a fourth night without water, food or heat. and now a radiation alert, a second hydrogen explosion rocks the stricken nuclear plant. japanese official its screen evacuees for radiation, and the u.s. has had to move warships back. >>> meanwhile meltdown fears. a third reactor is losing its cooling capacity. officials say even under the best scenario, this isn't going to end any time soon. it's monday, march 14th, 2011. i'm chuck todd. savannah is on assignment. >>> also this morning, libya, gadhafi's troops tighten their grip renewing calls for a no-fly zone from some rebels. we'll talk to the pentagon's press secretary on the latest on that. >>> then there's politics. another short-term budget deal. 2012ers are target to act more like candidates and the sound bite now heard around the country. let's get to the rundown and we're going to start in japan and the latest on the tragedy there. the prime minister is calling it the country's worst crisis since world w
CNN
Mar 17, 2011 6:00am EDT
>>> choppers in the air, water cannons on the ground, japan launches an attack on a crippled nuclear reactor hoping sea water can stop an unfolding nuclear catastrophe on this "american morning." i'm christine romans. welcome to "american morning." it's march 17th, st. patrick's day. >> st. paddy's day. you are irish? >> somewhere am i irish. >> have you have green eyes. >> i'm irish. >> i'm kiran chetry. we're following the latest on japan's crisis. the focus is how to get the reactors cooled down, specifically reactor number three at fukushima's daiichi power station. military helicopters are dropping 30 tons of sea waters on the crippled reactor's pool. >> they're also spraying on the ground, up to a dozen water truxz a trucks are in place. the united states is telling americans to get at least 50 miles away from the reactor. >> there is one more critical development to watch for, engineers are planning to begin the process, which is key in this whole thing, of restoring power to the daiichi complex. they want to bring in external power lines to try to get the plant's cool
CNN
Mar 28, 2011 4:00am EDT
and this is world business today. as radiation fears spread in japan, residents are warned to stay away from the nuclear power plant while shares in tokyo electric power sink. >>> investors kept their cash close to home. now as the region reels from protests, where will the money go next? >>> and japan airlines emerges from bankruptcy administration. we'll tell you the price it's paid. >> for now let's take you straight over to the stock market action here in europe. and we're 62 minutes into the trading day. here's how it looks right now. we are seeing modest gains right across the board. between about .25% to .6%. the dax was hit initially by the chance angela merkel has suffered a defeat. move on to the currency markets because that's affecting the euro, as well. and here we are. we're looking at 1.4074, 1.5983, just a shade under 160 for the cable. a bit of a weakness. and the japanese yen at 80.66. pauline? >>> well, charles, the markets here in asia finished mostly lower this session. the shanghai composite was the only to post gains boosted by financial stocks. uranium producers and m
ABC
Mar 19, 2011 7:00am PDT
. frightening news from japan this morning. reports that their milk and food supply is now contaminated with radiation. and this morning, the heroic workers at the crippled nuclear plant in japan, are trying to start the cooling pumps to prevent a meltdown. >>> strange twist. police uncover what they say was a murder plot at this upscale yoga clothing store, in a posh washington, d.c., suburb. did this woman, murder her co-worker and then bind and gag herself so that she could claim to be a victim? >>> and hacked. who is hacking into celebrities' e-mail accounts? and leaking embarrassing photos and information? more than 50 female stars have been hit so far. and now, the fbi is on the case. >>> good morning, again. we have two, big stories developing this morning. let's take another look at those pictures out of libya. the rebels say they shot down one of moammar gadhafi's war planes while it was attacking them. is this proof that gadhafi is defying america? also this morning, gadhafi says he's just sent a letter to president obama, saying he is prepared to die in this fight. >>> also i
CBS
Mar 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning. disaster in japan. another explosion overnight rocks the crippled nuclear power plant, as concerns grow over a possible meltdown. along the shattered coastline, 1,000 bodies are found, as the death toll soars. the prime minister calling this japan's worst crisis since world war ii. millions today face another day with no power, no water, and no food. we have the very latest for you on the explosion, the survivors, and the worldwide humanitarian effort. "early" this monday morning, march 14th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and thanks for joining us on this monday morning. you can see, these are just some of the images which have been coming in, and frankly, they speak for themselves. they're just unimaginable. >> the devastation that we first saw here friday morning, and now, in the days after this disaster in japan, we continue to get more images, more video of exactly the impact that this is having on this nation and the people there. damage estimates in the tens of billions of dollars. but, of course you can't put a dollar figure on the
MSNBC
Mar 18, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. and we will as well. >>> back to the story that -- the radiation from the fallout in that crisis in japan. the radiation has now reached southern california. but the u.s. officials are saying it's a billion times beneath the levels that would threaten anyone's health. japanese officials raised the fukushima accident level from four to five. that means they consider it on par with our own three mile island incident. frantic efforts continue to con taint situation at the daiichi plant. the u.s. military says japan requested an unmanned high altitude reconnaissance aircraft to fly over the troubled plant. that drone is equipped with infrared sensors that can take pictures and get a better understanding what's happening inside the reactor. >>> getting aid to northeastern japan has finally gotten easier. the port of sendai partially reopened. a ship brought in a large container of supplies for hundreds of thousands of people living in shelters. a small measure now of comfort exactly a week after the disaster struck. >>> a week ago today, people rushed out of buildings as a magnitude 9.0 earthq
CBS
Mar 11, 2011 7:00am EST
northern japan, collapsing buildings, spawning fires, and causing a major tsunami that brings death and destruction to dozens of cities. that tsunami now moving across the pacific ocean. the entire west coast, from hawaii to alaska, is under a tsunami warning. this morning, we are live in japan with the very latest on the damage, and we'll tell you just how much of the u.s. could be at risk. "early" this friday morning, be at risk. "early" this friday morning, march 11th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> those pictures and that sound give you a very good idea of just what people in japan are dealing with this morning. those shots, of course, of the magnitude 8.9 quake which hit just about 2:46 local time. >> the images, as you can see, are devastating. and that quake triggered a tsunami. some waves reported as high as 30 feet high, and that wall of mud just sweeping away everything in its path right now. the death toll in the area is on the rise. buildings in tokyo, which are currently on fire right now, 4 million buildings in the region without power. so this is a devastating sit
MSNBC
Mar 17, 2011 5:00am EDT
american evacuations out of japan as nuclear meltdown fears grow. >>> line of fire. security cameras capture a dramatic shootout at a tennessee convenience store. >>> and space odyssey. astronauts unveil the international space station's newest resident. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with exit strategy. as japan's nuclear crisis deepens, and reports about the status of one of its crippled nuclear plants differ, the united states has authorized the first evacuations of americans out of japan. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with the very latest on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. good morning, everyone. we learned overnight these will be voluntary evacuations even though the airports have opened, commercial flights are available. the u.s. state department will now be organizing charter flights out of tokyo and other locations in japan to get americans out. the u.s. believes that the radiation levels, especially around the fukushima daiich
NBC
Mar 14, 2011 7:00am PDT
>>> good morning. disaster in japan. another 1,000 bodies washed up along japan's earthquake and tsunami-ravaged coast, as the nuclear crisis deepens, with a new explosion at an already damaged power plant. ann curry reports live from the region still reeling from the massive disaster today, monday, region still reeling from the massive disaster today, monday, march 14, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> the images continue to haunt us all. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm meredith vieira. japan's prime minister calling this the gravest crisis in his country since world war ii. >> the death toll is now estimated at 10,000. that's expected to climb. so far, about 2,800 people are confirmed dead including those 1,000 bodies discovered overnight. meanwhile, 11 workers have been injured during a second hydrogen explosion today at the fukushima nuclear plant and the u.s. military shifted some of the fleet further away from shore after military personnel were exposed to low level radiation. the state department is warning americans
MSNBC
Mar 15, 2011 3:00am EDT
the japanese nuclear safety agency is reporting an explosion at that reactor. >> we begin in japan. the situation there is nothing less of apocalyptic. >> the aftershock continuing to unsettling people for a fourth day. >> in japan, the water is receding, but the ground is still shaking and the danger is still growing. >> about ten minutes ago we got shaken pretty good in downtown tokyo. no food, no water, no heat, no shelter. >> only 10% of food and water they need. >> if it was just the quake, japan would have quickly gotten on its feet. but the tsunami seemed to knock it over the edge. >> across one expansive shoreline, 1,000 bodies washed up today. >> it should be right now the focus of search and rescue. >> i want to reiterate how heartbroken we are. >> humanitarian disaster being compounded by the potential for a nuclear nightmare. >> the threat to some survivors is getting worse. two nuclear plants are dangerously hot. >> 11 people were hurt when a second hydrogen explosion rocked a nuclear plant. >> at the fukushima nuclear plant in northeastern japan, reactors one and thre
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 4:30am EDT
personnel threatened by radiation in japan as the first american victim of the tragedy is found. >>> and medical marvel. a texas man gets the first full facial transplant in the u.s. this is the "cbs morning news" facial transplant in the u.s. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, march 22nd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning allied forces are working to expand the no fly zone over libya. overnight tripoli was targeted for the third day in a row and there is growing discord among the allies and here in this country over the u.s. role. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. >> reporter: several days of attacks on libya are having their intended effect according to u.s. officials, even so, more in congress are questioning the president's decisions. anti-aircraft fire erupted in tripoli overnight as moammar gadhafi's forces battled a fresh round of air strikes. u.s. officials say days of attacks on the regime's ground troops are working and coalition forces are ready to expand the u.n.'s no fly zone t
CNN
Mar 16, 2011 6:00am EDT
>>> japan's nuclear nightmare growing even more desperate this morning as a cloud of smoke forms above the crippled daiichi power station, a sign that the containment vessel may have been breached. we're following the latest minute-by-minute developments on this "american morning." >>> welcome, again, thanks for being with us. >> a lot to cover this morning. in japan, the number of dead and the level of fear are rising fast. here are the latest developments in what is likely to be the costliest natural disaster the world has ever witnessed. more than 3,700 have been killed. close to 8,000 people are missing following friday's 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami. >> japanese officials fear it may have been caused by a breach in the containment vessel of reactor number three. officials are now bringing in helicopters to drop water into a cooling pond through the damaged roof of the reactor hoping to slow or stop any meltdowns. >>> for several hours last night, things grew so tense at the power plant, work was suspended and everyone there was told to evacuate. now, they've now retu
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2011 9:00am EDT
, chuck and savannah. >>> in japan, teams head back into the crippled nuclear plant after a radiation surge forced the 50 workers out. a slow moving nightmare. >>> flash point in bahrain. at least six people dead after riot police drive out protesters. saudi troops are on the ground and now, the iranians are speaking out. >>> and a budget passes the house, but a possibility of a government shutdown actually really looms now. i know we've said it before, but we mean it this time. savannah is on assignment. let's get to the rundown. we're going to begin in japan where workers are in a desperate race to cool the six reactors before one or maore erupt into full squal meltdown. these are new images out this morning showing extensive damage to three of the four reactors. smoke poured from one while a fire burned at another. radiation levels rose so high that those 50 workers had to be pulled out. the concrete and steel surrounding two of the cores may have been breached. radiation levels south of the plant spiked at 300 times the normal level. today, officials say the level rs stable now. a
CNN
Mar 19, 2011 9:30am EDT
with preferred or supreme. my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> well, with the disaster in japan, how can you help? we'll show you how to make donations and make them go the distance. a special edition of "your bottom line" starts right now. >>> japan grapples with a disaster that seems to grow worse by the day. and americans are asking questions. how can we help? are we safe? and why is the world's quest for energy fraught with so much danger? hello, everyone, and welcome to a special edition of "your bottom line." we begin with nuclear power in this country and what japan's disaster means for american nuclear energy supplies. jim acosta is in washington. jim, give us a break down. how many nuclear plants are proposed in this country? >> right now there are 104 nuclear power reactors across the country. the nrc has a map you can go to their website. it shows where they're located. they're spread all over the country. the nrc currently is looking at 20 new reactors that would be spread basically over the eastern part of the country. 15 of these 19 reactors that they're talking about are going
CNN
Mar 30, 2011 4:00am EDT
forced from benjawahd and regrouped. >>> japan working to keep reactors cool and try to prevent radioactive water from leaking to the ocean. tons of water to keep fuel from overheating have been contaminated with radiation. workers are using sandbags and concrete panels to hold back the water. >>> pakistan's cricket team have been practicing for a game for which their world cup, standing, and national pride are at stake. on wednesday, pakistan plays india. a big match helping to soothe often bitter relations. thousands of people are expected to skip work to watch the game. i'm zain verjee in london. "world business today" starts now. >>> good morning from cnn london. >> and good afternoon from cnn hong kong, i'm pauline chu. this is kporld business today. the top stories on this wednesday, march 30, tepco's troubles keep mounting up. now the company's president has been hospitalized, apparently suffering from stress. >> high fuel prices and natural disasters clip qantas' wings. how the australian airline is cutting back. >> and businesses in india and pakistan are bowled over by
CBS
Mar 16, 2011 7:00am PDT
and panic spreading as high levels of radiation move south. this is japan's emperrer who makes a rare appearance on tv to mourn the losses and praise the relief efforts and the list of the dead and missing is growing. now topping 11,000. "early" this wednesday morning, march 16th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good morning. you are looking at pictures of what so much of the world is focused on this morning. and that is that nuclear plant in fukushima as we monitor the situation which is, i mean, fluid is probably putting it mildly, chris. >> yeah. every hour a new development there as the people at fukushima at this nuclear reactor are doing all they can to contain a full-scale nuclear emergency now. they are now called the faceless 50. the 50 employees or so basically evacuated and moved back in and the last 50 there to avert a massive nuclear sdadisaster and wonder if they are paying for their lives and what is the situation like. >> how much longer can they stay in that role. they were evacuated and went back. the latest on the situation. >>> another fire is burning at the
MSNBC
Mar 22, 2011 5:00am EDT
health. >>> the body of the first american known to have per risched in japan's disaster has been pound. lee cowan has the story. >> reporter: before march 11th, most americans never heard. that district in japan. taylor anderson knew it in better days. the girl from richmond, virginia made it her home. >> she loved it. she loved the culture and the people. she loved teaching the japanese children. she was living her dream. >> reporter: she taught more than english. she taught compassion. she helped get people out until the time to save herself was gone. >> it took rescuers day to go through the debris. it seemed hopeless. yet, nine days in, a 16-year-old boy was found clinging to a roof, exhausted in cold but alive. he had saved his 80-year-old grandmother, too, after finding the refrigerator stocked with yogurt and coke. i always knew there was something special about it. her parents got a call she had been found. it was a mistake. she was still lost in all of that rubble. in a short statement, her parents wished what her daughters would have wished. please remain playing for all who
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2011 3:00am EDT
. >> this is an accident and a situation that's happening in japan and not in the united states. >> is california prepared for a major earthquake? >> we clearly considered things like tsunamis and earthquakes. >> ironically while we are debating the budget here, on the other side of the aisle calls for 20% reduction in the national weather service. >> in washington, house democrats, house republicans get the spending cuts they want, including cuts for tsunami warning. >> the tsunami warning center has been cut. what does that mean? >> that gets people's attention when you hear that the pacific tsunami warning center has been cut. >> house republicans are defending cuts to foreign aid and ocean safety. >> this really is going to be crunch time the next three weeks. >> it will be the sixth, count them, sixth bill for this fiscal year. >> good evening from los angeles. right now, workers at japan's fukushima nuclear plant are trying to put out a fire at its number 4 reactor unit. the fire erupted in the outer housing of the reactor's containment vessel. last night, the storage pool of that same reactor caugh
NBC
Mar 16, 2011 9:00am EDT
along with savannah guthrie and al roker. coming up an update from japan, a country reeling from the devastation and the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami and now the nuclear power crisis. we'll go to ann in akita, japan, for the late nest a while. >> and we'll find out how what's going on in japan may impact your savings and retirement investments here. our panel of financial experts is here to answer that and other questions about your money, financial emergencies like how much to keep on hand in anticipation of a job loss and what debts to pay off now rather than later. we'll get advice on "today" money 911. >> and what to do if your kid wants to quit an activity. parents want their children to excel, but when is the right time and what are the right reasons a child should be allowed to give up an activity? also ahead, the royal wedding. we are counting down the days to the marriage of prince william and kate middleton. one lucky "today" viewer will get to go to london during all the pomp and circumstance. we'll meet our three finalists and then it's up to you to vote. >
ABC
Mar 15, 2011 7:00am PDT
>>> good morning, america. breaking news overnight, a third explosion and a fire at japan's nuclear facility. all four reactors, now critically compromised, as japan stands on the brink of a nuclear catastrophe. hundreds of thousands ordered indoors, as radiation levels spike. contaminated citizens isolated from their families. as tokyo braces for the fallout, could america's west coast be at risk? >>> and new images of the tsunami's force and fury. residents, percent perched atop trucks. clinging to survive. in its wake, entire destruction. a sign of hope, though. 9,700 feared dead, now found alive. diane sawyer is on the ground, leading our team, as japan continues to face an unprecedented disaster. >>> and good morning. we want to get right to the latest on that nuclear crisis that took an ominous turn over night. >> even worse than we thought. >> much worse. another explosion and a fire at those reactors. japan's prime minister pleaded for calm. but warned of more radiation leakage. and other officials, both here and in japan, describe a state of panic and catastrophe inside tho
CBS
Mar 16, 2011 7:00am EDT
of radiation move south. this as japan's emperor makes a rare appearance on tv to mourn the losses and praise the relief efforts. and the list of the dead and missing is growing, now topping 11,000, "early" this wednesday missing is growing, now topping 11,000, "early" this wednesday morning, march 16th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good morning. you are looking at pictures of what so much of the world is focused on this morning. and that is that nuclear plant in fukushima, as we monitor the situation, which is fluid, is probably putting it mildly. >> every hour there's a new development there, as the people at fukushima, at this nuclear reactor, are doing all they can to contain a full-scale nuclear emergency right now. we keep hearing the stories of now being called the faceless 50. 50 employees or so that are basically evacuated and moved back in. the last 50 that are really there to avert a massive nuclear disaster. now we wonder if these poor people are really kind of paying with their lives. what is the situation like. >> and looking at the last line of defense and how much lo
MSNBC
Mar 18, 2011 9:00am EDT
from japan's meltdown blows toward the u.s. and we are live inside the exclusion zone around chernobyl, still the site of the worst nuclear power plant. what it's like a quarter century later. >>> just moments ago libya's foreign minister said libya has decided to halt all military operations to "protect civilians" in line with the u.n. no-fly decision. they say the cease-fire will "take the country back to safety and ensure security for all libyans." we'll have much more on the u.n. decision, as well as libya's cease-fire declaration coming up this half-hour. >>> in japan, it is one week since the earthquake, then the tsunami which devastated the country's northeast. the death toll stands at 6,539. more than 10,000 people are still missing. >>> new video shows the extensive damage at the fukushima nuclear plant, multiple reactors now in danger of overheighting. one of the spent fuel pools may be even cracked. officials are considering burying the fuel rods in sand to prevent a wider catastrophe but the bigger dangerest may be at reactor three which contains plutonium. high intensity h
CNN
Mar 23, 2011 11:00am EDT
? and we would encourage that. >>> japan's nuclear crisis took another scary turn today. tap water in tokyo, a city of 13 million, is contaminated with radioactive debris. levels are twice now the amount considered safe for babies. officials also increased restrictions on food today. 11 types of vegetables tested positive for radioactivity. >>> hong kong today banned food imports from five regions of japan. the government says japanese tu turnips and spinach contained as much as ten times the accepted levels of radiation. black smoke poured from reactor number 3 at the fukushima nuclear plant. that happened today. authorities evacuated workers but say that the radiation levels have not speiked today. two workers were injured while working with an electrical panel, and despite constant setbacks, crews say they're making some progress. >> it has settled down quite a lot compared to the beginning, and we could even begin to see a bright hope that maybe it would somehow work out in a little bit. we are constantly switching over all the time since the work cannot be stopped. >>> here's your chan
MSNBC
Mar 14, 2011 6:00am EDT
, mark from washington. >> good morning. >> a lot going on today. should we get right to japan. >> let's do it. >> three days after getting a hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. right now rescue workers are searching for survivors in the country's coastal towns where more than 10,000 people are estimated dead and millions of residents without power and clean drinking water. safety concerns are also lingering over growing problems at nuclear facilities. earlier today, 11 people were hurt when a second hydrogen explosion rocked a nuclear plant, sending a massive column of smoke into the air. that blast was felt 25 miles away but the plant's operator says radiation levels are still within legal limits. meanwhile, the u.s. now says it has moved igts ships and aircraft away from one of the quake-stricken plants after discovering low-level radioactive contamination and "the new york times" reports that the "uss ronald reagan" passed through a radioactive cloud, causing crew members to receive a month's worth of radiation in about an hour. this is something we had a gut feeling about
NBC
Mar 11, 2011 9:00am EST
of japan. you can see for yourself they are absolutely horrifying. we have been reporting all morning an 8.9 magnitude earthquake rocked japan triggering a powerful tsunami about 200 miles north of tokyo. the wall of water pushed homes, cars and debris inland for miles. a short time ago jands police said they have found the bodies of 200 to 300 people killed in the tragedy. i'm meredith vieira along with ann curry. a sad story unfolding. >> it is. it started with the quake that hit around 2:45 p.m. local time. 12:45 in the morning on the east coast. it's the largest recorded quake in japan's history. the fifth strongest quake in the world in the past 111 years. >> the tsunami has already reached hawaii where many people have been evacuated from coastal areas and there is a tsunami warning up and down the west coast. al is upstairs with the latest. the news is good, al. >> that's good news but it doesn't mean the west coast is out of the woods yet. we'll explain why in a second. you get the earthquake off the japanese coast. the tectonic plates are shifting, causing a rise in the ocean floo
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